The world of health and wellness, weight loss and fitness gets very confusing. And that is a subject that came up this weekend. The market is flooded with options. Do they really work? How do they compare to one another. What do they really provide? What is my strategy and offering in contrast? And that leads me to this article and hopefully to helping you make authentic choices for your health and wellness.
Diets Plans and Program
You know the programs. Weight Watchers, Slim Fast and Jenny Craig are the most commonly known. They are marketed on the airwaves of TV and radio. You see the ads on billboards, hear the celebrity testimonials. And very likely you have tried one if not all in your pursuit of health and wellness. Do they work? Yes, in a way they do.
Then there are the diet plans. The all soup diet. The no carb diet. South Beach, Atkins and so many more flooding the market with hopes of weight loss and health. Again, yes they do bring some ‘results.”
But here is where I get derailed, even in the face of those results.
First, these programs are based on a diet mindset. Meals are weighed, measured and counted. Calories are watched like a hawk with every bite being monitored.
Secondly, they are not quality based. In other words, they fail to address whole foods- authentic, God designed, nature grown sources of nutrition. Refined and processed foods remain the foundation of the nutrition being offered by most. In fact, some of these programs allow and even encourage you to eat the same low quality foods that contributed to your health and wellness problem in the first place only in weighed and measured portions.
Thirdly, deprivation is an element of many of these efforts. The list of cannot haves is far longer than the cans and the replacements are bland, boring, bleak, repetitive food offerings that are impossible to sustain for life.
Fourth, they are not cheap. Most put a sizeable dent in your wallet and demand the purchase of even more products and services to get the full benefits declared in the marketing campaigns.
My question then becomes, are these real, authentic solutions?
It seems that there is a new one hitting the market every day. These new discoveries promise rapid results from weight loss to healing and muscle gain. You know them as Acai, Mona Vie, Shakeology, Juice Plus to name some of the more common and in all likelihood, like the diet plans and programs above, you have tried one or all! You may have even seen some results.
They are not cheap either. $100 a month or more for a small bottle or bag is not uncommon. And they don’t reduce the grocery bill!
Furthermore, though many claim to be from authentic, all natural, real ingredients, they remain refined. They have been dehydrated, ground, sifted, heated, pasteurized, formulated, compressed, encapsulated, added to, taken away from and then delivered to your door no longer nearly what they began as when harvested from those powerful natural sources.
Once again, it begs the question is this an authentic solution to your health and wellness concerns?
Gyms and Personal Trainers
These days, gyms are everywhere. There are the super gyms like LA Fitness, Planet Fitness, and 24 Hour Fitness that cater to the masses, have the latest and greatest high tech equipment and every conceivable form of fitness opportunities known. Then there are the local boutique gyms. These are catered to the individual client, generally offering less in terms of equipment and classes but more in aesthetic value, personal touch and participation from owners and trainers. Of course they all have personal trainers on staff for hire to help guide you to your fitness goals.
In recent years, these memberships have become a bit more affordable but what do you really get? You get a well equipped facility to foster your fitness goals. That is a great thing for sure as home gyms can really set you back. But that is just one element of health and wellness. Just one! There is no account for nutrition, lifestyle, home environmental health. It is your money paying for the space and the tools…not a bad thing, but again, just one piece of the puzzle.
And if you want to take your fitness higher, you can hire a personal trainer at an hourly fee. They will guide you in your workouts even provide you with complete plans. But that is extra…a lot extra. Sadly, in many cases, what you get is a trained, skilled gym buddy not a lifestyle and wellness coach who can empower you with all the elements required for authentic health and wellness.
I love gyms, even belong to one myself. I am also a personal trainer but again, I have to ask, is this THE complete solution to authentic health and wellness?
So now to answer that question.
These are not authentic solutions, especially on their own. Sure the Weight Watchers plan may be better than what you were doing before, the Acai juice may be offering some aid and the gym membership certainly has value. But as noted, they fall short of being an authentic, complete solution and answer for your needs.
So it all boils down to this….Lifestyle. That is the answer. Learning a lifestyle of health and wellness based on authentic provision from nutrition to fitness, and home environmental health is the answer.
Learn a lifestyle and you will achieve authentic health and wellness.
There is a movement within the health and wellness industry toward lifestyle coaching. Not many are truly providing it but it is emerging. And I have spent the last 2 years working to be a part of that emerging solution.
The result is a complete and comprehensive coaching platform that is designed to teach you a lifestyle of health and wellness. Simple Good Results Based Coaching, I believe is an authentic answer to your needs.
Here is why I believe that!
- How to increase your fat burning potential!
- When to eat what to reach your goals!
- The best cardio and resistance training techniques!
- Learn quality substitutes for your favorite foods.
- What whole foods nutrition really means!
- How to prepare favorite meals with whole foods ingredients.
- Quality: The Real Key to Success!
- What fitness movements work and why!
- Proper workout form!
- The elements of all natural weight loss!
- Nature’s provision for healing!
- How to build muscle and burn fat simultaneously!
- How to begin a whole foods lifestyle!
- How vegan elements can be a tool for healing!
- Making the transition to a lifestyle of wellness.
- How to create a healthy home environment.
- Discover the nutritional value of foods.
- And the list goes on…
Some of your benefits:
- All natural weight loss
- Whole foods nutritional as a lifestyle
- Build strength, improve balance, tone, shape and enhance your physique
- Renewed hope, vitality and energy
- Reduced stress
- A new sense of well being, passion and purpose
- Reduction of medications
- Fewer doctors visit
- Less cost in remedies, repairs, corrective surgeries
- Less expense on gadgets, gimmicks and unnatural solutions
And in the entry level coaching plan alone, the Inner Circle of Simply Good Health, you receive…
Daily Focus Activities
- Healing Monday and Hello Doctor tips
- Fit Tuesday and Simply Good Attitude for Health tips
- Weight Loss Wednesday and Simply Good Mom tips
- Simply Food Thursday and Simply Smoothies
- Vegan Friday and Health @ Home tips
- Sweaty Saturday tips
Each above day features basic Q&A for that topic and features 1-2 tips and informational posts) along with:
- Daily Topic Challenge
- Weekly Inspirational/Instructional Video
- Weekly Featured Recipe
- Weekly featured Exercise
Each month focuses on a health and wellness topic with the intent of getting you to master that particular topic!
You even get first hand access to Carl Mason-Liebenberg every week!
Special guests are also present to give you even more actionable steps that will help take you to the next level.
And, you get an entire community of like minded members and highly qualified experts to support, encourage, empower and inspire you. You have a system of accountability offered in a loving, gentle, yet honest manner. You have a network working for your success!
And those are the basics and it is all for $47 a month.
This coaching opportunity is about a lifestyle. Not a fix, a band aid and single piece of the puzzle delivered to your door or waiting for you across town. This is about bringing it all together and helping you forge a path to your God given, authentic health and wellness. It is about you birthright to a healthy, abundant, thriving life!
You deserve to live in your birthright! You deserve authentic health and wellness!
Do you believe that? I do!
His passion is for those who suffer from poor nutrition, related illnesses, addictions and overweight conditions; with a specific focus on women. Carl unveils the power of nutrition and fitness to bring recovery, healing, restoration and strength.
Carl has personally experienced what he teaches and continues to study and learn to improve his ability to teach you a Lifestyle of Wellness.
He has recently launched a series of e-products called Simply Good that you’ll want to be sure to obtain in your journey to authentic wellness. For more information and opportunities please join him at http://www.el3mentsofwellness.com.